I think it would do us a world of good if more politicians cared as much as this man obviously does. About pretty much anything other than making more money or getting more power. What do you think?
May 27, 2010 — Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon broke down during a House Energy subcommittee meeting Thursday morning talking about the BP Oil spill and the coastal damage the spill has caused. (May 27)
Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on May. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
it isn't apathy, it's how the system works. It stinks from the inside out. Some of them can show their passion for the things that they care about, but in reality, this Congressman is from LA and he is seeing first hand the devastation from this oil spill, and likely feels powerless to help in any way. Our own President can't make a decision about whether Jindal can have them build berms to hold the oil slick at bay and to mitigate the damage. No, instead he says we need environmental impact studies first, all the while airplanes are spraying the waters with chemicals to break up the oil slick. Who says that's working, or if it's having a worse environmental impact on the gulf? What are the long term effects of those chemicals?
Our political system caters to special interests, so there isn't much time left for passions of the heart. It's not pretty, but that's how DC works.
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:40 PM on May. 29, 2010
its, that whole comment was blaming people. You can not say stop blaming but you are people are to blame. Really!!!!! Oh yeah just make a mess out of the wetlands and have to clean up animals. The wetlands are part of an ecosystem(do you know what that is?) see that word system. In a system things are supposed to work together. The animals also part of the ecosystem!!!!! Really it is far worse than a mess and cleaning animals. Oh and also ANIMALS DIE IN THINGS LIKE THIS!!! Sorry you do not care about them!!!
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